Idyllically situated on the shores of a frozen lake, Torassieppi Aurora Domes bring a unique take on Finland’s glass-igloo concept to one of Lapland’s most scenic spots.
Dining here is centred around the bounteous ingredients found in Finnish Lapland’s lakes and forests. Expect the likes of locally sourced reindeer, fish, berries and mushrooms all cooked to perfection and served in the cosy surrounds of Torassieppi’s delightful restaurant. There’s also the Winter Village nearby, where guests can enjoy a drink or meal at the ice bar and restaurant.
Instead of a glass roof, these domes break the mould by putting the view front and centre. And it's no bad idea, when each one looks out to private views of beautiful Lake Torassieppi – frozen over in winter, glittering in spring and summer, and moodily atmospheric in autumn, when the Northern Lights make their first appearance in the inky skies above. Inside, log burners and large double beds provide cosy comfort, while a pair of armchairs are ideal for enjoying a glass of wine, or two, as the drama unfolds outside.
Open throughout the year, activities range from the winter thrills of husky sledding, snowmobiling and Northern Lights hunts to summertime hikes, rafting adventures and fishing trips under the Midnight Sun. Autumn here is particularly special, as it combines early-season aurora light shows with reindeer hikes and unique foodie experiences that make the most of nature’s abundant harvest. And, in the build-up to Christmas, you’ll be perfectly placed to visit Santa in his Lapland home. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make the most of that most traditional of Finnish pastimes – the sauna.